Woman takes plea deal in eastern Iowa robbery-slaying

October 27, 2017

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A woman accused of helping plan a robbery that ended with a fatal shooting in eastern Iowa has taken a plea deal.

Court records say 31-year-old Savanna Stotlar is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 11 in Dubuque County District Court. She’d pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery after prosecutors lowered the charge from robbery.

The records say Stotlar was with several people in Dubuque in April 2016 who discussed robbing 21-year-old Collin Brown. He was killed trying to flee his mobile home after the robbers broke in.

Two of the robbers, Tacari Minifee and Imere Hall, are serving life sentences for murder. Stotlar testified against both.

A third suspect, Eric Campbell Jr., has pleaded not guilty to robbery and murder charges and is scheduled to begin trial Dec. 4.

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